December 2, 2022



Kidnapped Imo monarch escapes 

The Conventional Ruler of Umudi in Nkwerre native authorities space of Imo State, Eze Joel Udenkwo also referred to as “Udekings” who was kidnapped final Friday on Tetlow street Owerri, the place his electronics store is positioned, has escaped from captivity.

The monarch who escaped Monday night time advised Blueprint correspondent in Owerri, Tuesday night, that his abductors took him to a forest in Okwu village in Ikeduru native authorities space the place he was tied with a rope and saved at a spot ready for his or her N200 million ransom.

He mentioned the ransom was later decreased to N12 million however that whereas they have been ready for the cash to be despatched, one of many abductors went to sleep whereas the opposite went to smoke Indian hemp. 

“It was after I observed that the 2 males have been nowhere round me that I rigorously untied myself, quietly crawled and left the scene. I meandered by way of the bush and located security at a close-by home, the place I known as out the occupants whom I narrated my ordeal to and begged them to assist me name a monarch across the group,after figuring out myself as a monarch.  In the meantime, this was taking place round 10pm.

“On getting the monarch of the place, he then linked up with the Chairman, Imo State Council of Conventional Rulers who known as within the police and the DSS who got here and took me away,” Eze Udenkwo additional narrated.

As on the time of submitting this report, no official assertion had come from the Imo Police Command on the Monarch’s freedom.

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